top of page
  • Writer's pictureJames Keskimaki

High and can't come down

Updated: Apr 5, 2019

Western Pasque Flower

Anemone occidentalis

Often referred to as Hippy on a stick this unique Dr. Suess character knows just how to work it’s magic when you need it the most. Found growing up in the high alpine of the cascades among the peaks and gorgeous meadows.

It seems fitting that it helps people who are in their heads, too much mental activity. This represents too much wind in the mind. Western Pasque Flower has a way of calming the mind that I haven’t experienced from any other plant.

Many have found it very beneficial in sacred plant ceremonies when a participant gets too far out there and needs some help/grounding. Similarly used at festivals to help bring people back from being “to out there”. That being said it is good to have around for those who deal with lots of Vata,"anxiety, worry, nervousness " and need that supportive grounding action.

I first learned about Anemone back in Herb school where we were taught that it is the best remedy for Doom and Gloom depression. As it has a relationship with wind it can calm the wind but also activate the wind to kick you out of an emotional state.

During some plant meditations with Anemone where we all took higher doses most of use had the experience of soaring and lifting up into the skies. Higher doses can stimulate the anxiety, racing heart etc.

For use in depression and for bringing someone out of a bad experience don’t use more than 5 drops at a time, you can give more after 20 minutes if needed.

I’m looking forward to getting back into the mountains to collect and reconnect with this very special ally. If you are interested in getting some we have a very small amount and you can email us at.

31 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All
bottom of page